Brunch Ideas: Plan a Post Wedding Brunch!

Brunch Table A post wedding brunch is the ideal post celebration with regard to honoring the newly married couple. The organizer is wise to include the event after the completion of a successful wedding ceremony and reception. Persons who...

Brunch Table
Brunch Table

A post wedding brunch is the ideal post celebration with regard to honoring the newly married couple. The organizer is wise to include the event after the completion of a successful wedding ceremony and reception.

Persons who like to cook and bake or organize events never mind thinking up new ways to serve brunch. Brunch is ideal for relaxing, getting together with family and friends, and generally finding time to unwind from busy schedules. Since weddings are seriously stressful for many, especially the bride and the organizers: Does it not make sense to have a Post Wedding Brunch? The brunch is a great idea for the newly married bride: It provides her time to pause and get even better acquainted with her in-laws, their acquaintances and, perhaps, renew bonds with her own family and friends. The question remains: How does the new bride and her post brunch organizers go about planning for the event? The following article provides the reader with many practical tips and suggestions in order to host such a gathering.

Brunch etiquette is very important:

The primary underlying idea of hosting a post wedding brunch is for the new bride and groom to spend quality time with the guests who attended the wedding. The new bride is also advised to invite persons who could not make the wedding date due to prior commitments--that is if it makes sense to do it. The post wedding brunch is a good time to finally unwind after months of wedding planning. The environment of the post wedding brunch is laid-back.

There are many questions that first come to mind in planning a post wedding brunch such as:

1) Who is the individual who pays for the brunch? and 2) Who are the individuals that should definitely receive invitations?

The questions are best addressed by referring to the general rules of etiquette. The hosts of a post wedding brunch are generally the parents of either the bride or groom. The rule though is not one that is formal. Trends have made it possible for the brunch organizer to be flexible with regard to the hosts of the post wedding brunch. This is to say the bride and groom can host the affair and pay for it if they wish. Naturally, holding a post wedding brunch is a terrific way for the bride and groom to say thank you to all their guests who attended the wedding. Persons who are close friends of the bride and groom can also host and pay for the post wedding brunch or a combination of the bride's friends and groom's friends. In way of the guest list, it is best fo r the organizer to invite close friends and family of the bride and groom and guests who are from out of town. After making the decision who hosts the brunch and its location, other details must be addressed.

The details include:

  1. The time and day of the post wedding brunch;
  2. the food items on the post wedding brunch menu; and
  3. the arrangements with respect to producing and sending out invitations.

The best way to address the post wedding brunch details is to look at each detail on an individual basis. Since location was mentioned first yet not listed in the number series above: the venue of the brunch or its location is discussed first.

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What is the best location for a post wedding brunch?

The host or organizer is wise to consider that the location of a post wedding brunch is a matter which is very flexible. This is to say: the selection of a location is the preference of the host since it can be as elegant or casual as desired. A casual way to go with respect to the brunch is the backyard of the host--that is if the backyard is large enough to entertain guests. Another causal option is to make use of the hotel where the guests stayed during the wedding event. A popular park, an interesting eatery--even a town diner are all possible ideas. On the more elegant side: a chateau may be a worthwhile option. In fact, there are a good many options for the organizer to think about. However, when it comes down to hosting a successful brunch: it is best to choose a location that does not present a great deal of travel difficulty for guests. The latter consideration is extremely important, especially since many guests will start to feel tired from all of the recent eve nts. The venue of the post wedding brunch should not prove difficult either in way of finding it on a map. The post wedding brunch venue needs to be firmed up well in advance in order that it can be appropriately decorated in good time and in order for other important arrangements and details to be successfully carried out.

The wording on the post wedding brunch invitations is of prime importance:

The type of invitation is completely up to the organizer of the event. This is to say invitations can come by way of telephone communication; a note written by hand, or even email correspondence. The choice of communication, once again, is up to the host. The best choice is probably an elegant invitation with words which come across as lovely and sincere. The organizer scratching his or her head for ideas with regard to wording on the post wedding brunch invitations might appreciate and try using words similar in nature to the examples which follow:

Example one:

Summer has arrived, and we are prepared to enjoy the weather outside. . . Find a floppy sun hat if you wish, and join us for a delightful tea and hors d'oeuvres in our garden.

The day and date of the Tea,

Precise location of the garden venue;

Hosted By: Name of the post wedding brunch/tea host

Example two:

Let us get together and shower the married couple with generosity: We are throwing the newly married couple a post wedding event in way of a post wedding brunch; and would greatly appreciate your attendance.

Please join the celebration on:

Date and time at specific venue;

Name of post wedding brunch host

Example three (a more formal announcement):

We request your company in celebration and honor of the newly married couple. Please join us on date and day for a casual post wedding brunch at (selected venue).

We look most forward to seeing you at the post wedding brunch.

It is considerate too to mention the manner of dress. The preceding detail is exceedingly important since many guests are generally uncertain what to wear to different events unless a dress code is mentioned inside the invitation.

Suggested menus for a post wedding brunch follow:

The food items selected for the post wedding brunch are very significant, especially for the organizer who wants his or her party to come off as a success. Generally, the organizer for the post wedding brunch is the same person who hosted the wedding shower brunch. This is to say, the organizer may have come up with some food items for the wedding shower brunch and is all the more confident, then, in putting together a post wedding brunch menu. The brunch which is held closer to the earliest portion of the day will require some breakfast items. A post wedding brunch which is hosted closer to the noon hour can include menu items relative to a theme such as a Barbecue; or include spirits-- that is if the guests enjoy drinks such as cocktails with their meals. In other words, the wise organizer realizes what he or she places on the menu must be consistent to the time of day when the brunch is held. The menus, then, that follow consist of a 1) Menu for a breakfast post wedding brunch; 2) Menu for a cocktail-style brunch; and 3) Menu for a casual style Barbecue brunch.

Breakfast menu:

1) Coffee and tea; fruit smoothie, juice, and milk

2) Crepes, waffles, muffins, and

3) A breakfast casserole and omelets

Cocktail menu:

Waffles
Waffles

1) Cocktails of choice;

2) French toast;

3) Asparagus fritti;

4) Creme fraiche blini;

5) Miniature quiches;

6) Angel food cake

7) Apple pie with walnuts

Barbecue menu:

1) Beer, martinis, or bloody mary cocktails

2) Steak,

3) Hamburgers,

4) Hot dogs

5) Corn on the cob,

6) Potato salad

7) Coleslaw,

8) Bread and rolls

Naturally, the food items listed above are a small list of options for a post wedding brunch. The best way to put together the menu is for the organizer to select the food items he or she most prefers in combination. It is also possible for the organizer to use the recommended menu items and substitute certain food items for items which seem more appropriate. In example, if a good deal of the guests prefer chicken, then it may be a good plan to add grilled chicken to the Barbecue menu or even fish. It is important that the organizer consider the preferences of the guests, in addition to what is appealing to his or her own palate when putting together the menu.

Decorations for the post wedding brunch:

After purchasing all of the items necessary for the brunch, many organizers will wish to economize on the decorations. The organizer of the post wedding brunch is in a terrific position to do it. Decorations that were previously used at the wedding could be used for the post event. In example, wedding flowers, the centerpieces and other accessories which are still in a condition considered favorable can be recycled. The organizer must not be hesitant about making use of the decorations from the prior event. Some organizers may think that making use of the decorations from the other event may seem a bit too frugal: however, this is not true. Additionally, the post wedding brunch is made much more casual and inviting when the organizer makes arrangements for some light mood music to be played in the background. Again, the underlying idea of the post wedding brunch is for everyone to unwind and have a wonderful time.

In conclusion, it is important, then, that the bride and groom and friends and family not only enjoy a terrific marriage ceremony and reception; but also fully enjoy the day after the newly married couple have happily "tied the knot." In order to assure the post wedding brunch is a grand success; the smart organizer knows he or she can contact us online, day or night. The store has all the right essentials in assuring the best dishes or menu items are cooked to absolute perfection.  Also look to us for future great Brunch Ideas posted right here on our blog.